William James

William James
We must get by on what truth we have today, and be willing to call it error tomorrow.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Comical Commentary On The "Book Of Mormon Movie"

The question was put:

"Will 'September Dawn' make more money than 'The Book of Mormon Movie' in its US theatrical run? It will be interesting to see how DVD sales go. Also, I wonder if it will play in markets out side the US. Some cultures love the mellow dramatic. Maybe a big hit in India ???? "

To which I responded:

Perhaps the real question is what their profit margins will turn out to be. The Book of Mormon Movie will probably have a margin of ~50,000+%, since it obviously only cost about $500 to make, broken down as follows:

Screenplay: $2.50
Directing: $1.75
Casting: $2.00
Acting (including volunteers
from local Relief Society): $0.37
Angel Moroni special effects: $14.95
Voice of Angel Moroni: $0.05
Film reel: $478.38
Distribution in Utah and Idaho: Free
Grand Total: About $500

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